MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: beta
Description Implements PageViewService for GoogleAnalytics
Author(s) Femiwiki Team
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki 1.36+
Database changes Yes
License GNU Affero General Public License 3.0 or later
Translate the PageViewInfoGA extension

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The PageViewInfoGA extension implements PageViewService for Google Analytics.


  • Requires PageViewInfo extension.
  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called PageViewInfoGA in your extensions/ folder.
  • Only when installing from git run Composer to install PHP dependencies, by issuing composer install --no-dev in the extension directory. (See task T173141 for potential complications.)
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'PageViewInfoGA' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Install the global site tagEdit

You need to set $wgPageViewInfoGATrackingID to the ID of the Google Analytics property to which you want to send data to send event data to Google Analytics. (See the document for details)

Create a service account and enable the Analytics APIEdit

You need to create a service account and enable Analytics API to use PageViewInfoGA. See the document for details.

Configure credentialsEdit

You need to set $wgPageViewInfoGACredentialsFile to the path to your service account credentials you have downloaded in the previous step.

Configure profile IdEdit

You need to set $wgPageViewInfoGAProfileId to your profile Id(View ID).

(Optional) Create and Use Custom DimensionsEdit

There is not yet a guide for creating custom dimensions on Google Analytics web interface for this extension. See the document on Google instead.

After creating custom dimensions, set $wgPageViewInfoGAWriteCustomDimensions to valid array.

// Default to:
$wgPageViewInfoGAWriteCustomDimensions = [
    "dimension1" => "mw:page_id",
    "dimension2" => "mw:page_title",

Finally, you can use the custom dimensions.

$wgPageViewInfoGAReadCustomDimensions = true;

See alsoEdit

This extension was originally made for Femiwiki.